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thenewspaper.co.za: The Newspaper - Western Cape Lifestyle Newspaper

Stories that are life changing - The Newspaper is a positive monthly lifestyle printed publication in the Western Cape.

Page load speed analysis

  • 51/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    2.1 sec

  • Resources loaded

    14.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    635 ms

  • Total page load time

    16.8 sec

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We analyzed Thenewspaper.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 2.1 sec and then it took 14.7 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 270.9 kB
    Images 1.7 MB
    Javascripts 1.4 MB
    CSS 1.9 MB

    In fact, the total size of Thenewspaper.co.za main page is 5.3 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 80% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. CSS take 1.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 270.9 kB
    • After minification 250.4 kB
    • After compression 30.9 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 239.9 kB or 89% of the original size.

    • Original 1.7 MB
    • After optimization 1.7 MB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. The Newspaper images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.4 MB
    • After minification 1.1 MB
    • After compression 324.9 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 1.1 MB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 1.9 MB
    • After minification 1.4 MB
    • After compression 144.1 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Thenewspaper.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 1.8 MB or 93% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 130 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 71% of them (92 requests) were addressed to the original Thenewspaper.co.za, 12% (16 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 4% (5 requests) were made to Gstatic.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (4.4 sec) belongs to the original domain Thenewspaper.co.za.

Additional info on thenewspaper.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 111 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Newspaper. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

14

Javascripts

85

Images

8

CSS

4

AJAX

111

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

85

Images

1

CSS

4

AJAX

20

Optimized

91

All

Normal result

IP address

Thenewspaper.co.za uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

thenewspaper.co.za

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singingthroughtherain.net

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mywindowsill.com

72.52.219.157

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

thenewspaper.co.za

72.52.219.157 60
NS

thenewspaper.co.za

ns1.webrage.co.za 60
NS

thenewspaper.co.za

ns2.webrage.co.za 60
SOA

thenewspaper.co.za

60 Mname: ns1.webrage.co.za
Rname: johan.web-rage.co.za
Serial: 2020011304
Refresh: 300
Retry: 1800
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 300
MX

thenewspaper.co.za

thenewspaper.co.za 60 Pri: 0

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Thenewspaper.co.za can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Thenewspaper.co.za main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Thenewspaper.co.za has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 64.9% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 8450 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up Thenewspaper.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of The Newspaper. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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